As I’m getting ready to head soon to a friend’s camp for a few days, I was reminded of a post I made to our crew blog at work a couple years ago. It still brings back great memories for me so thought I’d re-post and enjoy again! Originally posted at the flytecrewblog.com two summers ago.
July 23rd, 2008 by Gloria
I’ve settled back into work after a week camp hopping around the state of Maine. I visited 3 camps of different friends and we had a great time, but there is one lake that is closer to my heart since I spent a couple weeks there every summer growing up. It was with much pleasure then that I learned some friends of mine had a camp on the same lake (albeit the other end of the lake)
This camp is so cool I just had to share some of the photos.
Now, let it be said, if you are reading this post from anywhere other than in Maine, you’re probably thinking to yourself “Why did she go to a kids summer camp”….
So let’s define “Camp”.
If you grew up in Maine, camp is what most of you would call a cottage – probably but not always on a lake. There are some that are quite sophisticated, but to me a camp often means a much older building, with or without lake frontage but preferably with (no lake frontage probably means it’s a “hunting” camp.)
In this case the camp has it all (except a decent inside bathroom…oh, and “all” includes a resident chipmunk, the occasional mouse, and on one visit/occasion a bat – though thankfully nothing spotted on this visit). It was originally a hunting camp as evidenced by the deer and moose heads both inside and out. (Andy, my apologies to the vegetarian in the crew).
It also has great lake frontage with the sand beach going up under the porch and about 15 feet of beach between the camp and the lake. I also include a photo of the sink….an odd thing to take a picture of you say? Take a closer look….that sink and counter top is all carved out of one great big tree/log. Hope you enjoy these pictures of a good old fashioned Maine camp!
Many Thanks for the camp hospitality go out to Eirwen and Lane (Lake Cobbosseecontee near Augusta); to Doug and Linda – with a shoutout to Martha and Kevin (Beach Hill Pond near Ellsworth – the pictures are from here); and to Mary and Andrew (Cold Stream Pond near Lincoln).
Note the Bird’s nest in the antlers……circle of life?